Since Esperanto is a constructed language, many people may be wondering why learn it, so it will probably be helpful to have a canonical question about this problem. I've created such a question, and sure enough, it attracted different opinions, so I decided to ask a question here on Meta: should such canonical question exist? If so, how to organize it and the answers?
Here's what I think about it.
Yes, we need this question
- Those who aren't sure whether to learn Esperanto or not might be glad to find the exact question they were thinking about (and, more importantly, the answers to it) here, on Esperanto Language SE.
- Those who've just started learning Esperanto might also be interested in this subject.
- It would be great to share different opinions in an organized manner and vote for the most reasonable ones.
How to organize the answers
The formatting & organization should be the same for each answer to this question. Each answer should contain only one reason and explanations. If you think there are more reasons which haven't been mentioned already, add a new answer.
To my mind, an answer should begin with the reason statement, formatted as a heading. For example:
##Esperanto is easy to learn
The first paragraph of the answer's body should explain how the above-mentioned reason could be the answer to the question in general (for example, 'X' will make learning foreign languages easier, 'Y' may help you socialize better, etc). It should probably have some links and citations proving that this is actually a good reason to learn Esperanto.
The second (optional) paragraph may contain the author's personal experiences concerning only the main theme of the answer.
What do you think about these ideas? Any suggestions1 and criticisms are welcome.
1. For example, I'm not sure how to properly tag this question (the one on the main site, not this one). Do you have any ideas?